ērglis

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Latvian[edit]

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Ērglis

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *er-el- (eagle) (whence dialectal Latvian erelis, then *er(e)lis > *èrdlis > *èrglis > ērglis), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃érō (eagle). Cognates include Lithuanian erẽlis, regional arẽlis, Old Prussian arelie (corrected: arelis), Hittite 𒄩𒀀𒊏𒀸 (ḫāras, eagle), Proto-Slavic *orьlъ (Old Church Slavonic орьлъ (orĭlŭ), Russian орёл (orjól), Belarusian аро́л (aról), Ukrainian оре́л (orél), Bulgarian оре́л (orél), Czech orel, Slovak orol, Polish orzeł), Proto-Germanic *aran (Gothic 𐌰𐍂𐌰 (ara, eagle), Old High German arn, German Aar (poetic), Adler, Dutch adelaar (both from adel-are “noble eagle”), Danish ørn, Swedish örn, Old English earn), Ancient Greek ὄρνις (órnis, bird).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ērglis m (2nd declension)

  1. eagle (large carnivorous birds in fam. Accipitridae, with hooked bill and keen vision)
    kalnu ērglismountain eagle
    klinšu ērglisimperial eagle (lit. rock eagle)
    jūras ērglissea eagle
    zivju ērglisfish eagle
    ērgļa acis, skatienseagle eyes, vision (i.e., very sharp eyes, vision)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “ērglis”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7